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3.2.2 Notes on the production of movable type

A recurring argument from historians against my theories on the standardization of character widths, i.e. fixed mould registers, is that the sixteenth century punch cutters were often not the justifiers of matrices, nor that they were the casters. In the … Continue reading

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3.2.1 Notes on standardization

It is my experience that not all present-day type designers embrace the idea that the famous punch cutters from the past applied advanced regularizations and standardizations. The reactions seem to be in line with Fournier’s comment in his Manuel Typographique … Continue reading

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